Hello everyone! Have you started decorating for Halloween? It seems the stores can’t wait as the shelves are filled with candy! I am waiting to see Christmas decorations out in a few days.
Oh how I hate to see this gorgeous weather come to an end.
Saturday evening Vicki Power and I went to Arlington Heights to see Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers. This band is really awesome.
Sunday a bluegrass club, OKI, held its annual picnic at Golden Gate Park in Brookville. I had never been there and it is a beautiful place. I had driven Highway 503 several years ago, and it is all country so I really enjoyed the drive. It was great to be with friends and enjoy the fresh air.
My sympathy goes out to the family of Emma Lou Engle. I am so glad I met Emma several years ago. We talked several times on the phone. Emma will be really missed, as she wrote for The Mountain Eagle.
Belated happy birthday to Glenora Eldridge on Sept. 7. I meant to call Glenora, but it seems that my brain takes vacations and leaves my body, as well as my feet take over and my body has to go.
One year ago Sept. 9, my brother Richie Hall died, and it seems just like yesterday. Oh how I miss him.
My brother Jerry Hall has been in the hospital for a week. Jerry is having surgery. At the present time it is almost impossible for me to make the trip. I am pushing myself to do the things that I am doing.
Ann Calihan is finally doing a little better. Johnny and her family has been so wonderful to help. Johnny and Ann have developed a new closeness as they hold on to each other while walking. They really do love each other, and they hold on so they won’t fall.
Now I am not making fun, that is a joke between Ann and me. If it was me, someone would give me a push.
Gwen Huff Farmer is in the hospital and is having a rough time. Please keep Gwen and everyone in your prayers. Thanks to her son Glen for keeping me informed.
Susie from Arizona, you better not keep inviting me to visit for the winter. I just might take you up on the offer. Oops, I forgot to call you back.
Time is swiftly passing. Please keep your calendars marked for Sept. 28, for the Letcher County/Kentucky picnic at Harrison Community Center, 300 George Street, Harrison, from 12 – 6 p.m. Bring covered dish and beverage. If you play music, please bring instruments.
You can mark this as the shortest column as I completely forgot what day it is. Too much going on right now.
Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Rd., Harrison, Ohio 45030, email: Bluegrassmama4@aol.com telephone 513-367-4682.